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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group update

Libyan Islamic Fighting GroupFIG noun a Libyan terrorist group organized in 1995 and aligned with al-Qaeda; seeks to radicalize the Libyan government; attempted to assassinate
Qaddafi.
  • The Libyan Islamic Fighting Group` (LIFG) also known as `Al-Jama`a al-Islamiyyah al-Muqatilah bi-Libya` is the most powerful radical faction waging `Jihad` against Colonel Moammar al-Qadhafi.
  • Shortly after the 9-11 attacks, LIFG was banned worldwide (as an affiliate of al-Qaeda) by the UN 1267 Committee.
  • On 7 February 2006 the UN embargoed five specific LIFG members and four corporations, all of whom had continued to operate in England

The Rest @ Encyclo

  • In June 2007, The U.S. Department of the Treasury designated three Libyan individuals who are members of both al Qaida and the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) pursuant to Executive Order 13224
  • Many members have fled to various Middle Eastern and European countries.
  • The group obtains some funding through private donations, various Islamic non-governmental organizations, and criminal acts.
  • Some members maintain a strictly anti-Qadhafi focus and organize against Libyan Government interests, but others are aligned with Usama Bin Ladin’s al-Qaida organization.

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